Monday, May 14, 2012

UK Road Trip: East Yorkshire Coast

After touring the city of York we were ready to get out and see the country side.  Just 2 hours outside the city is the beautiful East Coast of England. 

 
We stopped in the lovely village of Staithes for a hike and some lunch.  

Staithes at low tide
Another view of Staithes


Then headed south along the coast for some fossil hunting.  We didn't have much time as the tide was coming in, but we were able to find quite a few interesting fossils.

North Yorkshire Coastline
The drive along back along the coast and inland to York was so beautiful.  I was snapping pictures like crazy out the car window and then we finally found a spot to pull over.  Here are a few shots from our roadside pit stop.

Zooming past the most amazing fields of blooming rapeseed.  It was everywhere!
Beautiful views of the country side and the sea

There is nothing quite like the English countryside.  I would love to come back to this part of the country in the summer to see the moors in full bloom, or in August when the heather turns the hillsides bright purple.  It must be quite a site to see!

Looking forward to our next road trip!

19 comments:

  1. What gorgeous photos captured of your road trip. Thanks for sharing!!

    xo,
    Allison

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  2. love the photos, they are fantastic!!

    what a fun family road trip :)

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  3. I love driving around England and can't wait to do it with our little ones one day. So glad you're getting the opportunity to do this with them!

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  4. The first picture looks just like a German village. The English countryside is breathtaking and you have captures it all beautifully. We love road trips too. But I want to give rail journeys a shot.

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  5. I am popping over from SITS, and I have to say this post just captivated me with the amazing photography - WOW! I loved reading about your adventures so far, and look forward to being a more regular reader!

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  6. What a great experience for you and your family. Thanks for letting us participate a bit too with your gorgeous pictures and thoughtful words! Stopping by from SITS but looking forward to visiting more!

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  7. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. I cannot wait to explore your blog more!

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  9. Those pictures took my breath away....

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  10. I am enjoying your beautiful pictures while I sip my coffee - breathtaking! Found you on SITS

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  11. WOW!!! Love all your pictures. I wish I can be there to see it for myself. Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. Ok. Am now seething with jealousy.

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  13. Breathtaking photos! Thanks!

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  14. How lovely! I've been to York twice, once when I was 10 and once when I was 21, and both times long ago, but I've never seen much of the countryside.

    Funnily enough, last night I had a dream that my husband took me on a road trip in England. It was gorgeous in a completely different way, and looked nothing like England--and then today I found your blog. Serendipity!

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  15. So thrilled to meet you. I know the areas that you are exploring well. I've just added you to my blogroll so that I don't miss a post. Have lots of fun in Provence. One of my favourite places.

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  16. Oh my goodness, how beauty full!!!!! Bless, Leslie.

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  17. What absolutely beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  18. Wow, Jenny! What stunning photos. You clever minx. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at the POTMC. I want to hop on my magic carpet right now to zoom over there to see it for myself ☺. I'm now following you! J x

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